Category: Reviews

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Branca with the Rochester Pizza Guy

I made my first visit to Branca on a crowded preview night right before they opened to the public. We sat at the bar and were a bit underwhelmed with the pizza but there were definitely aspects to it that made me interested to see how it would progress over...

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City Newspaper Review – Havana Cabana

Another Rochester City Newspaper review in and out on the newsstands! This edition covered my visits to Havana Cabana on Alexander Street. This wasn’t a particularly positive review, but I think it fairly covered the food and drinks we ended up having during our visits. I did get some comments...

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City Newspaper Review – Avvino

Another Rochester City Newspaper review in and out on the newsstands! This time I made a couple visits to Avvino in Brighton and ended up really enjoying our meals and the service. I think the review turned out nicely with the wife doing some extra editing before it got published....

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City Newspaper – Breakfast Sandwich Round Up

This Round Up of five different breakfast sandwiches from around the area is the first piece I submitted to the Rochester City Newspaper and it was published in the current edition (week of 7/30) on stands around the city. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out overall and I...

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Portland, ME – Duckfat, Coffee and Liquor

The Boston, Mass area has been a frequent target of our weekend driving trips over the last few years. Just inside the outer limits of comfortable after work driving range and a comfortable but interesting metro area to explore. Not to mention that the food scene is fantastic and it...

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Spring Cleaning – Samba Cafe

Restaurant review spring cleaning! Since starting the blog last year, I have ended up eating and taking pictures at a lot of places I haven’t gotten around to writing about. For someone who wants to tackle everything and go more in depth with the reviews, this has been one of the difficult...

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Peppa Pot

As I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into my journey into exploring the Rochester food scene, I have become familiar and enthusiastic about a few cuisines that I didn’t know much about beforehand. I’ve become a fan of Puerto Rican, Dominican, Jamaican, and Korean foods among others and have made an...

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City Newspaper Review – Sultan Lebanese

I’m excited to say that, as of today, I am now a published restaurant reviewer! My review of Sultan Lebanese Cuisine & Bakery showed up in the June 11 edition of the Rochester City Newspaper and also on the the City paper website. Since this is my first time in the...

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Furoshiki

Even though Rochester has a decent selection for a city of our size, there are still a few cuisine styles that I’ve been looking forward to seeing pop up; ramen being chief among them. Sure we have plenty of restaurants that serve sushi and other Japanese foods and even a...

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Chinese Hometown Restaurant

Chinese food is something that has been accepted among the masses, but what the vast majority of people are familiar with reflects a cuisine that has been far removed from its roots. Just like food in the South has a different character from the food that comes out of New...